Report: Jets, RB Jones appear heading for split

BY foxsports • February 27, 2010

Thomas Jones' productive marriage with the Jets appears headed for divorce.

Speaking yesterday at the scouting combine, Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum made it sound as if Jones soon will join LaDainian Tomlinson and Brian Westbrook on the list of prominent veteran running backs forced to the unemployment line this month.

"We are getting closer to a decision there, but nothing has been finalized yet," Tannenbaum said. "All I can say is we were fortunate we traded for him three years ago."

Releasing the 31-year-old Jones before the start of free agency on Friday would likely based more on money than his production.

Jones ran for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns last season, but is due $5.8 million in bonus money and base salary next season. That's considered too rich for the Jets -- even in an uncapped year -- in light of the emergence of Shonn Greene and the expected return of Leon Washington.

Read the full story from The New York Post.



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